Month: July 2016

The right balance between registration and podium prizes

The more chances you give your racers to stand on the podium, the more likely they are to come to your race, and come back to your race. Racers like to win stuff (even if it is just a medal) and associate your race with what you give out as podium awards as much as...

/ July 13, 2016

Understanding race categories and classes

The fundamental goal of every race is to have a group of people compete against the clock, each other, and themselves. Some people race to be the fastest across the finish line. Other people race to be the fastest of their friends or peers. While others just recently went from walking to running, or running...

/ July 11, 2016

Bootstrap your first dual slalom race

How do you bootstrap a mountain bike dual slalom event? I asked this question the first time I wanted to build a poor mans’s version of a dual slalom course. But instead of going through the ins-and-outs of professional dual slalom course design like did in 7 Secrets of Dual Slalom Course Design, I want...

/ July 2, 2016